The U.S. government reached its debt limit. Now what?
Today, the government is scheduled to reach its debt limit. It’s a cap on borrowing that, if breached, could send the U.S. and global financial markets into a tailspin.
To avert such a crisis, Congress must vote to raise the debt ceiling and increase the amount the government is able to borrow.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that without swift action, the government could default on its loans as early as June.
How soon can we expect Congress to negotiate and pass a debt limit increase? What will our country’s financial future look like if the stalemate drags on? We convene a panel of experts to talk about it.
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